Sashiko is often referred to as Japanese embroidery. Literally it means & stab& The beauty of sashiko is in its simplicity. Sashiko is worked with a straight stitch or running stitch. Each apr
make cross stitch covered buttons
Panel with Crane and Irises, Meiji period silk and gold-wrapped thread embroidery (satin with couching, running and seed stitches) on damask ground, artist unknown, Japanese Spencer Museum of Art Photo
Kogin Embroidery Patterns
I have been embroidering Kogin patterns for some time now. I love the contemplative aspect of this stitching, you have to concentrate on the pattern and think of nothing else which at times I love.